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North Korea to dominate South Korean-U.S. summit

Analysts say the meeting will reinforce the countries' commitment to their alliance, but also offer opportunities to discuss conditional dialogue with North Korea.<p>North Korea's war-hungry rhetoric will dominate discussions at a South Korean-U.S. summit in Washington this week amid a trip meant to …

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Kerry hails Chinese North Korea pledge

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry says China is "very serious" about a pledge to help resolve tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.</b><p>The US and China earlier said they were committed to the "denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and would hold further meetings on how to do so.<p>Mr Kerry is …

North Korea

Koreans in U.S. concerned about North's threats

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans with ties to the Korean peninsula say they are watching closely as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes threats to attack South Korea and the United States.<p>Many say the threats are worse than what they've seen in the past, and they're tracking headlines with concern. But …

Diplomacy, North Korea-style

So what does North Korea hope to gain from all this tub-thumping belligerence? An instructive guide to diplomacy Pyongyang-style is provided by the tale of the nuclear facility at Yongbyon.<p>As part of his strategy of escalation, Kim Jong-un declared on Tuesday that he would reopen this plant. The …

N Korea issues warning over embassy safety

North Korea has asked foreign countries to consider evacuating their embassies in Pyongyang, amid soaring tension on the Korean peninsula following a month-long war of words between the North and the South.<p>But warnings by the North that nuclear war could break out at any time have not resulted in …

In North Korea's sights: Baengnyeong islanders prepare for the worst

On a clear day, it is possible to stand on the beach on Baengnyeong and make out the North Korean coastline a few miles away. The view is just one of …

W.H. urges North Korea to choose peace

As North Korea reportedly readied missiles for launch, the White House renewed its call to leader Kim Jong Un to choose the path of peace.<p>"We continue to urge the North Korean leadership to heed President Obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance with its international …

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U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …

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North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …

Palestinians gear up for Land Day | US & Canada

<b>Ramallah, West Bank -</b> Palestinians in Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and abroad are gearing up to commemorate Land Day on Saturday.<p>Land Day is held on the anniversary of March 30, 1976, when Palestinian villages and cities across the country witnessed mass demonstrations against the …

Tensions rise on Korean peninsula

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …